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MissMaryMike
Portland, OR9 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Love this journey for me! My week at VeraVia was life changing. I only wish I would have booked for 2 week. The staff and trainers were so knowledagle and accommodating to all the guests. They do everything possible to make each client feel motivated, supported and successful. I couldn't have asked for a better first time health and wellness experience. Thank you, VeraVia family. I hope to be back soon!
Written July 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience! Our team truly enjoyed the opportunity to help you on your true path to wellness. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime!
Written March 4, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leigh F
2 contributions
Aug 2017 • Solo
VV change my life. Plain and simple. It’s so cliche to just blurt that out, but there’s not other way to say it. I had the hardest year of my life in 2017, and because of it I completely let myself sink into the abyss of self medicating with food, alcohol, stopped exercising - the works. A complete 180 from what my life used to be, and the depression and shame that came with it was overwhelming.

I knew I desperately needed help in a way that I didn’t think anywhere offered. I needed someone to reset my life. Remind me why I used to love exercise. Remind me how much I loved eating healthy and cooking and giving me new motivation to do so. To listen to my story and help me cope on an emotional and holistic level. To motivate and support me - to tell me the damage I had done WAS reversible, that I was worth it, and that I could do it.

Those two weeks with that amazing team is something I will never forget, and my lifee has been forever changed and improved. It took almost a year to write this review. Why? I’m not sure. I think I was scared I wouldn’t do the justice - considering the magnitude of impact they made in my life - at a time I needed it most.

The workouts are so fun! Challenging - of course - but the variety keep them all fresh and exciting. From the beach to the mountains to the pool to a boxing gym!! Joanna, Wish and Travis will forever hold a special place in my heart. I truly felt like I made friends - and actually get jealous when I see new people there on Facebook! How crazy is that?! Holly is a yoga master, and I was lucky enough to have a one-on-one class with her and will never forget that class. Ashley taught me how to ‘lean in’ to distractions while mediating…nose itches? LEAN IN! I now use that method for a lot more things than mediating! I had a solo class with Lisa-Anne for pilates - I didn’t know I had muscles like that - she’s incredible. And Natasha - she got my head right. She’s an inspiration. Can’t forget Steve the Tennis pro - he reminded me how much I love tennis and now I play a few times a month!

The food? Get out of here. I still refer to the recipe arsenal for alumni on a weekly basis. I still dream of some of those. Cat is a magician, and my one-on-one’s with her made my soul so happy.

PS. Dr. Derek is an adorable stud. Be warned.

As icing on the cake, the accommodations are magical. The hotel, the surroundings, the pool, the staff…I will never forget that place, or those wonderful wonderful people, and what they’ve done for me. I want to go back for a reboot - I want to take everyone I know there!!! I now run and exercise every single day. My kitchen creations are so fun and Cat would be so proud! I’ve regulated any drinking. I’ve gone down 3 pants sizes and look and feel better at 37 than I did at 27…and that is crazy to me. My life is so happy, and I have them to thank.

Do yourself a favor and invest in something that will imprint on your life in a way you can’t begin to imagine.

Vera Via changed my life, plane and simple.
Written June 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelerfr0mNY
New York City, NY25 contributions
Jul 2015 • Solo
I've had the good fortune to visit many spas, health resorts and wellness retreats and I can honestly say that VeraVia ranks among the top 1%. The staff is knowledgeable, accessible, kind and very caring. The program is well thought out encompassing all aspects of well-being - fitness, nutrition, medical and wellness. The food is outstanding, the classes are terrific, the lectures are very informative. And the room accommodations are very luxurious. Everything about VeraVia is personal and customized. Whether you are looking to start on the path to a healthier life or you wish to optimize your wellness, this is definitely a place to check out.
Written July 6, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you appreciated our body/mind/spirit approach to wellness. We love to being able to take care of the "whole" client :). We hope to have you visit us again!
Written March 2, 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Liz0627
San Diego, CA1 contribution
May 2014 • Friends
The program at Vera Via has so much individual attention, it is not like other spas where you are "lost in the crowd". The quality of the staff is exceptional -- these folks get out of bed in the morning just to make someone's life improve. They have both the individual expertise to inspire, educate and motivate you, AND a real collaboration across all aspects of health. The trainers are phenomenal, and combine challenge and play to get you moving and strengthening, with real results. The nutritionist is not only an expert, she is a dedicated fighter for optimal fuel leading to optimal health. The staff in yoga, tai chi and psychology reinforce the spiritual growth path, bringing mindfulness that takes this way beyond "boot camp". You will love them all, and really feel supported! The Park Hyatt Aviara is a lovely environment to start a new chapter in life, and Vera Via makes this happen for every guest. I have been to most of the big-name spas in the U.S,, and I can tell you that Vera Via is the best I have experienced.
Written June 10, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are glad to hear that you didn’t feel “lost in the crowd”. We seek to make each person the star that they really are. We also are honored that you find us the best out of other programs that you have attended. Thank you for all of your kind words. We love and miss you. Sincerely, Your VeraVia family
Written March 5, 2015
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jackie N
New York City, NY18 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Vera Via is a truly remarkable experience. When I realized I needed to get my life back on track after hitting my rock bottom and make a complete lifestyle change I didn't know where to start. After connecting with over 40 wellness programs I finally decided VV was right for me because of the incredibly helpful staff who answered all my questions upfront but also because it was the only program I felt truly encompassed all 'pillars' of health; medical, nutrition, fitness and behavioral health. As a VERY anxious, stressed, overworked, gut issue ridden person it was crucial for me to go to a retreat that looked at all aspects of health and did not focus heavily on one component over the other and I definitely did not want just a diet or boot camp...I needed a real lasting change that would reverse years of bad habits. Vera Via is a truly holistic program, from the naturopathic medical component to the behavioral health/mind body relationship to the fitness and food each professional in charge of the specific area took a lot of time to understand me and my goals, but also my body composition and what I needed to succeed. Health is not one size fits all and what works for some doesn't necessarily work for others and this I learned is okay and natural, the staff catered their info/workshops/1-1 time to what I really needed to make the changes I wanted to see. One of my favorite aspects of the program was that all of the staff is very connected to one another and speaks about you/your needs and progress daily; the burden of having to connect the dots between all of these health 'pillars' myself was done for me but explained clearly and when necessary. The staff made sure I was comfortable with the knowledge given and changes being made so I could apply everything on my own afterwards.

I went to VV for a 4 week comprehensive program because I really wanted to dig deep and have enough 1-1 sessions to do so. I wanted to learn a lot and if you are ready in your soul to make a real/lasting change and give the program your all then this is really the place for you 100%. The staff is unreal and the program exceeded my expectations completely and in every way. I knew I would learn a lot and follow the program and give it my all but I never expected to meet professionals that would feel like family after no time and after 4 weeks feel like a completely renewed, energetic, mentally clear and stomach ache free version of myself. I made breakthroughs mentally that I didn't know I was capable of and got a handle on my anxiety which I have struggled to do for over 10 years. The naturopathic medical component was inspiring and eye opening and after years of gut issues I found out what was really causing problems at the root, something no doctor has been able to help me with for years...my gut issues no longer rule my life and this is something I could never have dreamed of!

I believe Vera Via saved my life and I met staff and fellow VV clients that I will stay in touch with and cherish for the rest of my life. The facilities at the Park Hyatt and in the VV offices/lounge are inviting and beautiful and the staff at the hotel is very in tune with the VV programs and helpful as well. The location of VV is perfect in such a serene and gorgeous setting outside of San Diego with some adorable towns nearby to explore and the ocean less than 10 minutes away. I really like that VV is inside of the Park Hyatt because you don't feel so secluded and you do have normal everyday temptations within the hotel so you get to test your will power from the start ;). The food was wonderful and I did not have one meal from VV that I did not enjoy, the staff was also very amendable when I had to make dietary changes which was comforting. I CANNOT wait to go back to the program (I hope I can go yearly for a refresh :)) with some of the fabulous women I met and to continue learning and growing from the wonderful compassionate staff. I love VeraVia with all my heart, this is a life changing experience if you're ready for it!!!
Written May 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow what an amazing review, thank you for sharing so much! It was so great to see the huge transformation you accomplished during your four week stay. Our team truly enjoyed the opportunity to help you on your true path to wellness. We hope you've been able to continue with your positive change and we look forward to welcoming you back sometime!
Written March 4, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sondralbernstein
Sonoma, CA10 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
This was not an easy three weeks, but it was rewarding and satisfying on so many levels. I had a lot of firsts and revisited parts of my body that had been long neglected.

All of the staff were warm, professional, fun and caring, focused on each of our individual goals, motivating us without preaching.

Workshops were full of great new information that will be practical and needed to continue to make the changes that I am looking for.

Food was delicious and plenty of it. I look forward to getting in the kitchen and trying out some new recipes.

I saw some nice results but I worked hard for them and I believe that I can continue with this mindset and lifestyle moving forward. Unexpectedly, I also met some wonderful new friends that I look forward to seeing again.

I believe in what VeraVia is doing and it certainly has given me a jumpstart on a new chapter - no shortcuts here - learning things the right way finally.

"I will find the secrets to my passionate health."

Thank you!!! ❤️️❤️️❤️️
Written October 29, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate being able to work with you every step of the way! We know it isn't easy, but you did it!! We are so happy we were able to be apart of this for you! We truly appreciate you visiting! Wishing you all the best from the team!
Written September 11, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stressedagain
Hilton Head, SC5 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I went to VeraVia because I was out of ideas. Every doctor I went to told me I needed to lose weight. Despite having a successful career and trying every diet known, I just could not do it. I decided it was time to bring in the experts. I signed up for 5 weeks. This is what I was able to accomplish:

1. Lost 15 pounds at VeraVia and have lost another 11 pounds since I have gotten back. It turns out my weight problem were all related to a hormone issue. Once this was addressed, the weight just keeps dropping.
2. Blood sugars went from 6.6 to 5.8 at VeraVia and are now down to 5.5. Dr. Derek told me he could teach me how to get rid of diabetes. He was right.
3. I cut my time to walk a mile by nearly 9 minutes per mile. Nathan and Joana were constant positive supporters. I also learned that exercise is more than doing one thing constantly - it works better if you change things up.
4. I picked up a new hobby I can’t wait to do more of. Thanks Steve for the awesome tennis lessons.
5. I finally learned how to eat food that was right for me. Also, I came home with recipes that are easy to make with little time.
Thanks Cat - your attention to details and knowledge were unreal.
6. I finally learned to do yoga and mediate. Holly’s patience with my very active mind was fantastic.
7. I finally understand why none of the diets I tried would have ever worked for me.

I now have the tools and confidence I need to remain successful. VeraVia not only changed my life expectancy but also my energy levels, my pain, my happiness and my ability to handle constant stress. I only wish I had come here sooner.
Written September 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience. We are so proud of the amazing things you accomplished during your stay! Our team truly enjoyed the opportunity to help you on your true path to wellness. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime! We hope you're continuing strong on your wellness journey!
Written March 4, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steve B
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The individualized, expert coaching and advice at this place is amazing. The facilities are top notch, healthy food is delicious and the people are so encouraging and nice. We now have a health game plan for life that seems doable and enjoyable. Also, the continued care and follow-up after the visit is amazing and shows that the staff really care about impacting people's lives for the long haul. Will definitely return.
Written March 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for visiting us and sharing your experience! Our team truly enjoyed the opportunity to help you on your true path to wellness. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime!
Written March 4, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sayaka K
Japan1 contribution
Nov 2018 • Solo
That One week was life changing experience for me. I have tried other retreats but they are the first one to figure out what my real problems to be solved are. And, most importantly I met great friends there, and the best team. Thank you for everything, they gave me home taken program and I will follow the program and this is the very good opportunity to truly change myself, my life. Love from Japan xoxo
Written December 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Sayaka for visiting us and allowing our team to be part of your wellness journey! We enjoyed meeting you and having you stay with us. We look forward to keeping in touch and hearing of all your continued success! Love and hugs from the VeraVia Team!
Written December 21, 2018
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OakIII
Leesburg, VA1 contribution
Jun 2016 • Solo
What’s life three months after attended VeraVia? I attended VeraVia during the last week in June and everything that I learned then is still with me today. It has been "LIFE CHANGING" for me too! Since my visit in June 2016, I’ve lost 15 pounds, improved lab results and my physician is very pleased! The initial call is the first step to a better life and it’s the beginning marathon of improving wellness, health, stress and certainly a brighter future. The meals, the exercise program, the atmosphere, the people that you meet along the way, and the incredible staff are amazing! I will be returning!"
Written October 1, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this and writing this review! Great job on keeping it all up! The VeraVia team truly appreciate you allowing us to be apart of this wellness journey and very proud! We are wishing you all the best !
Written September 11, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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